anti-romney, the guy who will go mano-a-mano against mitt romney if romney keeps up what's doing. he is much stronger than he was four years ago it played to his strengths it showed up. >> david gergen, your thoughts? >> bring boxing took las vegas, anderson, they have these debates, for television audience, fisticuffs quite entertaining, but i have to tell you, i think that newt gingrich, right tend of the debate, had it right. this kind of bickering is not the road to the white house. among the people on the stage, i felt that mitt romney acquitted himself very well as he was assaulted from right and left and that clearly does not like rick perry no love lost between those two i thought overall, again, appeared the most presidential, but there was another winner. i can tell you that the obama team looking at this tonight would be celebrating. >> donna brazile, your thought? >> i thought it was a fiery debate, anderson. look, these republicans know what it takes to win the republican nomination.